Buncombe Leaders Vote For Energy Efficiency

posted by Tank Spencer -

Buncombe County Commissioners are backing a series of moves to increase energy efficiency and save money in the future. The board was unanimous in approving three initiatives. The first would replace fluorescent light fixtures in Buncombe County Schools buildings with LED, reportedly saving more than $900,000 in utility bills and maintenance costs each year. The second would attempt to lease property at the old Woodfin landfill to a solar energy company for a solar farm. Chairman Brownie Newman (founder of Headwaters Solar) made it clear no company he is involved with would be considered for the project. Lastly, the county government will add a Sustainability Office with one full-time employee.

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